"I don't think we have ever put more research into something as we have into this so we don't exclude anybody who ran 26 races and still has a shot at the championship," he said.
"Obviously, we can't figure out every possible situation, but we're trying to make it as fair as we can for everyone."
NASCAR has been considering for several years changing its points system. It has been leaning toward a playoff system that would freeze the field of competitors after the 26th race of the season.
Previous speculation was that the slate would be wiped clean for the top 10 drivers, who would compete for the championship over the final 10 races. Now it appears that could include any driver with at least a mathematical chance to win the title.
Hunter previously said another change would be rewarding race winners with more points. In the current system, the winner scored only five more points than the second-place finisher.
The playoff system would be for the Nextel Cup series only, although the Busch and Truck series also would adopt the change awarding additional points to race winners.
Debate over how to change the points system was spurred by Matt Kenseth's first title last year. His Roush Racing team was consistent all season, racking up a series-high 25 top-10 finishes but winning just once. Ryan Newman won a series-best eight races but finished sixth in the points.
Kenseth's lead in the standings was overwhelming by mid-July, eliminating any drama over the second half of the season.
Several drivers, including Kenseth, have said they don't like what they have heard about the revised points system.
"I think the problem is that the drivers don't have all the facts at this point," Hunter said.